Ramu II - orca

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Sex: Male

Pod: Southern Residents

Place of Capture: Carr Inlet, Washington State

Date of Capture: April 1969

Age at Capture: Approx. 9 years

In April 1969 in Carr Inlet, 11 orcas were captured. However, only 2 were kept. One was a large bull orca, later known as Ramu II.

Not long after his capture, Ramu II was put in a sling and sent on a grueling journey to Marineland Australia. Once he arrived, he became the star attraction at the park.

On May 21, 1970, Ramu II died of unknown causes after only a year of living in captivity.